HEC Montréal now a partner of the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change
December 5, 2016
HEC Montréal is joining the ESG UQAM management school and Université Laval as a partner of the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change. The goal of the Chair is to document and analyze the potential effects of demographic change on standards of living, population health, and public and private finances in Quebec and Canada.
“This collaboration between HEC Montréal, ESG UQAM and Université Laval means that the Chair is the first in Canada to bring together three universities. It will have enhanced analytical and dissemination tools and a significant impact in Quebec, throughout Canada and internationally,” says Pierre-Carl Michaud, Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal and co-holder of the Chair.
Professor Michaud will share his expertise on work, retirement and savings issues with the other two co-holders of the Chair, Raquel Fonseca, a Professor with the Department of Economics at ESG UQAM and an expert in the macroeconomics of aging and work, and Guy Lacroix, Director of the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval and an expert in matters of health and program evaluation.
International conference on December 5 and 6
In co-operation with its partner organizations, the Chair will be holding an international conference at HEC Montréal on December 5 and 6, on the theme of Future Well-being of the Elderly.
The conference aims to shed further light on various dimensions of the well-being of the future elderly population, and will feature several keynote speakers: